Microchip Technology introduced the Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H development board, which is a low-cost solution for designing with Microchip’s 16-bit PIC24H microcontrollers and dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). Microstick features an integrated USB programmer/debugger that shortens learning curves. Microstick can be used stand-alone or plugged into a prototyping board. The Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H (part # DM330013) is available now for $24.99 each. Educators are eligible for a 25% discount.
Microchip Microstick Features
- Low Cost — priced at $24.99
- Integrated USB programmer / debugger — no external debugger required
- USB powered — ease of use, no external power required
- Socketed dsPIC/PIC24 — flexible, easy device replacement
- 0.025″ Pin headers — enables plug-in to breadboard with room for jumper wires
- Easy access to all device signals for probing
- Small size — smaller than a stick of gum at 20 x76mm — easily portable
- On board debug LED, utility LED and reset switch
- Free demo code
Microstick is ideal for engineers, educators, students, and hobbyists that need a low-cost solution for working with and debugging code on 16-bit microcontrollers and DSCs. The Microstick is populated with a socketed microcontroller that can be easily swapped out. The Microstick works with the PIC24HJ64GP502 and the dsPIC33FJ64MC802 DSC. Software support includes the same free MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and software libraries that work with all of Microchip’s 8/16/32-bit PIC microcontrollers and DSCs.
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